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New Mexico Land Conservancy

Helping people conserve the places they love.


Conservation easements protect:


Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.


Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife – and nature, in general – doesn’t recognize property lines!

Working Lands    

Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.

Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!

Goal: 1,000,000 acres!

324,810 total acres conserved!

Land Conservation protects water, too!

Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts have led to:

Conservation of:

of seasonal waterways

.. . . and an additional:

of perennial rivers and streams
Total acres as of January 31, 2021



Conserving land. Preserving heritage.

Our goal is to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.

For Love of the Land

Latest News

Seeking a Stewardship Manager

NMLC seeks a qualified and highly motivated Stewardship Manager to build and manage its burgeoning Stewardship Program. This position offers a unique opportunity to see the full flavor of New Mexico and its unique and diverse ecological, cultural and historic character.

Click READ MORE for full job description. Application deadline: July 2, 2021

Fall/Winter 2020 Magazine online!

Don’t miss our Fall/Winter 2020 Magazine now Online!

A host of conservation success stories that demonstrate the expanded benefits of land conservation.

Restoring Grasslands for Bird-friendly Beef

It’s not just the birds that benefit! Read how rotational grazing and a conservation easement help restore and protect New Mexico grasslands for wildlife and livestock!


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